the story

A romantic ring for the ages... An Edwardian "Toi et Moi" platinum topped 18 karat yellow gold diamond and sapphire ring, circa 1900. 

The Old European Cut diamond, weighing approximately 0.75 carats is set within 8 small prongs.  It's mate is a cushion cut sapphire weighing approximately .70 carats, also prong set.  It's accented by 14 rose cut diamonds, 1.5 - 1.75 mm each set within millegrain filled platinum topped 18 karat yellow gold.  

A French saying, “Toi et Moi” means You and Me and in jewelry refers to a ring that showcases two stones symbolizing two people.  These were common engagement rings during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, symbolizing two souls that are intertwined.  The ring that is believed to have started the trend (and is similar to our example here) was a diamond and sapphire engagement ring given by Napoleon to Josephine in 1776.

The elongated shape of a ring like this makes it extra attractive to those looking for a larger scale piece.  It would make a lovely engagement ring, but it's unique look and style make it perfect for any occasion.

the specs
Reference NumberR280
Style"Toi et Moi"
EraEdwardian (1901-1915)
DateCirca 1900s-1910s
MetalsPlatinum topped 18 karat yellow gold
Stones1- Old European Cut Diamond, approximately 0.75 carats 1- Cushion Cut Sapphire approximately 0.70 carats 14- Rose Cut Diamonds, each approximately 1.5-1.75 mm
Total Number of Diamonds15
Diamond ClarityI1
Diamond ColorI-J
Height (approximate inches)0.84
Depth of Ring (on finger to top of ring)0.21 inches
Band Width (mm)1.8 mm
Ring Size6.5 and can be resized
ConditionExcellent- wear consistent with age and use. Sapphire shows some abrasions with a loupe.
The Details

Currently a 6.5 , this ring can be sized up to a size 8.5 and down to a size 4.5. 

Please note: Rings that have been resized are non-returnable as we believe in preserving each piece's integrity.  You may send a ring back to us for resizing at a later date if you would like to keep the option of making a return available to you.  Please see our FAQs section for more information. 
For all Fox & Bond ring resizing, we use a trusted jeweler who is an expert in antique jewelry.  Resizing takes approximately 1-3 weeks and prices vary depending on the metal, complexity, and size needed.  
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